★★★★★ "The only film I've ever watched where the audience started clapping halfway through" - Huffington Post
We Are Many is the story of the biggest protest in history, and how it changed the world. The image of the Twin Towers cut against a bright blue sky, plumes of smoke billowing from the sides is impressed upon our collective consciousness. Usurping the tragedy to start a ‘war on terror’, US and British governments created tenuous connections between Iraq, Al Qaeda and WMDs to justify invasion. Activists on both sides of the Atlantic quickly responded and challenged the legitimacy of going to war. What began as separate and dispersed anti-war efforts began to cohere, resulting in the largest demonstration in history: on 15th February 2003, over 15 million people took to the streets across the world to say no to this war.
In interviews with prominent figures from both the political pro-war circles and the anti-war community, journalist and documentary maker Amir Amirani tells the story of this global phenomenon and looks at the consequences of the protests, from the failed intervention to stop the war to the rise of organised dissent in the post-9/11 era.
The screening will be followed by a live satellite Q&A and panel discussion hosted by journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow will host the discussion with guests including the film’s director Amir Amirani, Blur front-man and film contributor Damon Albarn, executive producer and comedian Omid Djalili, convenor of the Stop The War Coalition Lindsey German, professor of international law at UCL Philippe Sands QC, and actor Greg Wise.